An increasing global emphasis on innovation in academic institutions calls for greater cooperation between higher education institutions and industry leading companies, partners with different missions and cultures.
Project-based learning is a widely recognized and effective teaching approach for students of all abilities. Project-based learning also develops higher-order inquiry and problem-solving skills and helps students gain a greater and deeper understanding of scientific and mathematical principles in an applied manner. The competitive elements of some project-based learning activities also provide an important additional dimension to teaching and learning. Within the correct context, competition engages and motivates students and drives innovation, a vital requirement for any engineer or product designer.
ZephyTOOLS® Software, Training and Support to Academic Institutions
Zephy-Science partners with academic institutions to address workforce and education gaps.
The ZephyTOOLS® Academic Program (ZAP) provides software, training and support to universities and research institutes to improve their ability to develop top-notch engineers and technologists for the renewable energy industry.
The ZephyTOOLS® Academic Program aims at becoming the most comprehensive of its kind, serving thousands of students all over the globe.
ZephyTOOLS® software is licensed under the GPL-3 License. This unique software in the renewable energy industry will be offered to academic institutions and can be used at every academic level – from undergraduate engineering levels to postdoctoral research programs.
ZephyTOOLS® is a full-featured platform suited for wind resource assessment, wind flow modeling, wind & site engineering, wind turbine technology, wind turbine manufacturing & design, and wind project development.
Academic Resources for Higher Education Institutions, Universities & Research Institutes
ZephyTOOLS® Academic Program provides its member with:
Building an Open Innovation crowdsourcing platform
Program members will be connected to a virtual space platform where Zephy-Science set challenges to be solved by professors and their students, creating a knowledge alliance and stimulating innovation by bringing together leading industry players and academic institutions.
The program will enhance the role of academic institutions as first choice to Zephy-Science search for innovation, and promotes the active exchange of knowledge between higher education and wind energy industry leading to a long -term development in both of them.